Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum, founded in 2001, is part of the Museums of San Benito, the birthplace of conjunto music. The museum works to promote, preserve, archive, document, and display the history of regional conjunto music by honoring those who create it. Detailed information on the instruments used in conjunto music, their cultural origins, and stories of San Benito’s legendary music institutions such as “La Villita” dance hall and the Rio Grande Music Company, home of Ideal Records, are among the featured exhibits. One exhibit is dedicated to accordionist Narciso Martínez and bajo sexto player Santiago Almeida, considered the “Fathers” of regional conjunto music. Ethnomusicologists credit them with fusing European accordion rhythms with Mexican roots musica ranchera (ranch music). As representatives of what has been called “working man’s music”, our premier conjunto personalities, and their spirits, live on in the Rio Grande Valley of deep South Texas at the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

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Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Rio Grande Music Company (2009)
Footage of the Rio Grande Music Company’s equipment and demonstration of the record press
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Edgar Vasquez y Sus Muchachos (2003)
Footage of Edgar Vasquez y Sus Muchachos performing at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in 2003
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Eddie Lucio, Jr. at the Abrego Family Reunion (1
Home movie scenes of Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. at the G. Abrego family reunion in South Texas
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Antonio Ramirez Performance (2003)
Footage of Antonio Ramirez performing at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in 2003
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony, Pepe Maldonado Interview
Footage of Pepe Maldonado speaking before his induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2008
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony, Chuy De Leon Interview
Footage of Chuy De Leon speaking before his induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2008
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony, Benny Layton Interview
Footage of Benny Layton speaking before his induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2008
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony, Bene Medina Interview
Footage of Bene Medina speaking before his induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2008
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2005 Induction Ceremony, Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
Footage of Santiago Jimenez Jr.’s induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2005
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2005 Induction Ceremony, Santiago Almeida
Footage of Santiago Almeida’s induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2005
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2005 Induction Ceremony, Ricardo Guzman
Footage of Ricardo Guzman’s induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2005
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2005 Induction Ceremony, Enrique Vela
Footage of Enrique Vela’s induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2005
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2004 Induction Ceremony, Martin Rosales
Footage of Martin Rosales’ induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2004
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2004 Induction Ceremony, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez
Footage of Freddy Fender introducing inductee Flaco Jimenez at the 2004 Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame...
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame 2004 Induction Ceremony, Amadeo Flores
Footage of Amadeo Flores’ induction into the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 2004